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Sep 282011
 

Fiamme Restaurant & Bar

Thursday, September 22, 2011 and every thursday night

time: 8:00 PM to 11:00

3731 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd Westlake Village, CA 91359

A foot-stomping-hand-clapping-sing-and-dance-a-long-so-fun-you-hurt-the-next-day show!

Dueling Pianos are two pianos played by two players simultaneously.  Both performers sing, perform requests and ensure YOU, the audience, participates!!

Dinner & show seating 6pm – 7:30pm | Show starts at 8pm
Elegant Buffet Dinner & Show with guarenteed show seating $29.95 per person
General Admission $10 per person (space permitting no guranteed seating) – Doors open at 7:30pm
Must be 21 or over to attend the show
Business Casual Attire
Content is PG/R – Adult Content

Call 805-497-9444 for details and to reserve

Excludes Tax & Gratuity

Come Play with us Every Thursday!

 Posted by at 10:49 am
Sep 202011
 

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT recall

View the full details of this 2010 Santa Fe POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT recall with the potential number of units affected, summary, consequence, and remedy. An official recall requires Hyundai to release an official notice to owners found to be defective. Being informed could you save time, money, and unnecessary stress.

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Recall Details

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 11V261000

Recall Date:
2011-04-28

Summary:
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 SANTA FE 2WD VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND 2.4L ENGINES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 15, 2009 THROUGH MARCH 5, 2010. THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT MAY SUFFER FROM NOISE AND EXCESSIVE WEAR DUE TO A MISALIGNMENT OF THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT WITH THE RIGHT SIDE OUTPUT GEAR. CONTINUING TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE IN THIS CONDITION LEADS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A WHIRRING/WHINING NOISE AND CAN EVENTUALLY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.

Consequences:
DAMAGE TO THE TRANSMISSION MAY CAUSE LOSS OF MOTIVE POWER, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RIGHT SIDE OUTPUT GEAR AND INTERMEDIATE SHAFT FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI’S CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-633-5151.

Component Affected:
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

Potential Cars Affected:
5,876

 Posted by at 10:26 am
Sep 132011
 

According to Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota’s executive vice president overseeing R&D and engineering, Hybrid vehicles including extended-range plug-in hybrids will account for 20 percent of all global vehicle sales in developing countries by 2020.

He  noted that hybrid sales are already 20 percent of annual sales in Japan, but that most of the developing world is at or below 10 percent hybrids. He refused to speculate on what Toyota’s share of the hybrid pie would be. In the United States, Toyota’s hybrid market share has been as high as 80 percent, though lately it has slid somewhat as new competitors have entered the market.

Toyota’s hybrid presence will continue to increase in all markets, including the Prius V, Prius C and Prius Plug-In in the United States by the middle of next year. The Camry Hybrid is expected to double its U.S. volume to about 50,000 units in 2012. In Europe, the redesigned Yaris will see a hybrid version for the first time, Uchiyamada told a roundtable of journalists prior to the auto show here.

As a result, Toyota is studying having suppliers outside Japan build hybrid components. The fragility of relying on a single source for key components was made clear when the Japanese supplier network was shattered by the March earthquake. Mr. Uchiyamada said Toyota has not yet decided which U.S. suppliers to use for the job, but that Toyota is now beyond the time period when volumes are low enough that Japan-only supply suppliers were sufficient.

He states “We are entering a stage of possible local procurement, we need to do that to keep and increase our competitiveness. Uchiyamada also predicted that electric vehicles will fall short of their hype. Hinting that the ‘Hybrid’ will dominate the market in the near future.

Uchiyamada goes on to state that the competition in these markets are falling short of goals,  ”Compared to the target, it’s pretty disappointing for them.”

(Shown in picture Toyota 2011 Sienna)

 Posted by at 10:11 am